We support multilateral and bilateral trade agreements that provide commercially meaningful and significant improvements in market access for U.S. rice while maintaining the appropriate safety net for U.S. producers that include equal market access for all types and forms of rice.

The Market Access Program (MAP) and Foreign Market Development (FMD) Program help the rice industry open foreign markets and promote our products abroad and have a proven track record of success in more than 30 overseas markets.  Learn more about our key export markets here
 

Recent News

  • Three people, one woman, two men, dressed in business attire stand talking in a meeting room Ag Trade is Front and Center at Annual USAEDC Conference

    Jul 15, 2019

    Last week USA Rice participated in the 39th annual U.S. Agricultural Export Development Council (USAEDC) conference, a forum for agricultural commodity exporters and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials to discuss trade. Full story
  • IP-First Sale of US Rice to China Lede picture-190702.docx First Sale of U.S. Rice to China

    Jul 03, 2019

    History was made last week when after decades chasing this enormous market, a U.S. rice exporter became the first to make a sale of U.S. rice to a private importer. The sale occurred on the margins of the first ever U.S. rice trade seminar in China that was conducted with funds from the new USDA Agricultural Trade Promotion (ATP) program. Full story
  • Two men wearing long-sleeved button-down shirts meet inside an equipment shed, one on the left gesturing with one hand, one on the right listens intently Rice Industry Reps Reappointed to Critical Trade Advisory Committees

    Jun 28, 2019

    Arkansas rice farmer Dow Brantley reappointed to the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee (APAC), and USA Rice COO Bob Cummings reappointed to the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee (ATAC) for Trade in Grains, Feed, Oilseeds and Planting Seeds. Full story